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Hyacinth 24

 

    Hyacinth Macaw peering from nest cavity

    in a Manduvi tree (Sterculia apetala).

    In the Pantanal 90% of the Hyacinth nests are found

    inside the hollows of Manduvi trees.

 

 

 

 

  

    Hyacinth Macaw courtship dance of a bonded pair

          

 

 

 

Hyacinth 26

 

    Hyacinth Macaw watching the world from her nest

    cavity in a Manduvi tree (Sterculia apetala).

    In the Pantanal 90% of the Hyacinth nests are found

    inside the hollows of Manduvi trees

 

 

Hyacinth 27

 

    Hyacinth Macaw exiting her nest cavity

    in a Manduvi tree (Sterculia apetala).

    In the Pantanal 90% of the Hyacinth nests are found

    inside the hollows of Manduvi trees

 

 

Hyacinth 28

 

    Hyacinth Macaw flying from her nest cavity

    in a Manduvi tree (Sterculia apetala).

    In the Pantanal 90% of the Hyacinth nests are found

    inside the hollows of Manduvi trees

 

 

Hyacinth 29

 

   

    Hyacinth Macaw in flight

     

 

 

 

Hyacinth30

 

 

    Hyacinth Macaw pair in flight

 

 

 

 

Hyacinth 31

 

   

    Hyacinth Macaw pair preening in the early

    morning light

 

 

 

Hyacinth 32

 

 

    Hyacinth Macaw pair chasing off an intruder

    (on the left) from a "Macuja" Palm

    (Acrocomia aculeata).

 

 

Hyacinth 33

 

    Hyacinth Macaw pair chasing off an intruder

    (on the left) from a "Macuja" Palm

    (Acrocomia aculeata)

   

 

 

Hyacinth 34

 

 

    Hyacinth Macaw pair chasing off an intruder

    (on the right) from a "Macuja" Palm

    (Acrocomia aculeata)

 

 

Hyacinth 35

 

 

              Hyacinth Macaw pair resume their preening

              after chasing off an intruder in a "Macuja"

              Palm (Acrocomia aculeata)

 

 

 

 

 

Hyacinth 36

 

 

    Hyacinth Macaw feeds in a "Macuja" Palm

    (Acrocomia aculeata)

 

 

 

Hyacinth 37

 

   

    Hyacinth Macaw feeds in a "Macuja" Palm

    (Acrocomia aculeata)

 

 

 

Hyacinth 38

 

 

    Fifty Hyacinth Macaws gather at a roost

    tree at dusk.

 

 

 

Hyacinth 39

 

 

    Female Hyacinth macaw surveys the world

    from her Manduvi tree nest

 

 

 

Hyacinth 40

 

    A Female Hyacinth macaw surveys the world

    from her Manduvi tree nest.

    In the Pantanal 90% of the Hyacinth nests are found

    inside the hollows of Manduvi trees.

 

 

Hyacinth 41

 

   A Hyacinth macaw pair exhibits a threat display

    as they guard their nest tree.

 

 

 

 

Hyacinth 42

 

 

    Hyacinth Macaws gather at a roost tree at dusk

 

 

 

 

Hyacinth 43

 

   

    Hyacinth Macaws gather at a roost tree at dusk.

 

 

 

 

Hyacinth 44

 

    Nest competition

    Two Hyacinth Macaws aggressively attempt to

    steal a nest site from a pair of Green-wing Macaws

    in a dead "Babacu" palm (Attalea speciosa)

 

 

Hyacinth 45

 

    Nest competition

    Two Hyacinth Macaws aggressively attempt to

    steal a nest site from a pair of Green-wing Macaws

    in a dead "Babacu" palm (Attalea speciosa)

 

 

Hyacinth 46

 

 

    A graceful Hyacinth Macaw in flight

 

 

 

The Hyacinth macaw is only found in three distinct habitats in Brazil.

Approximately 4,500 to 5,000 remain in the wild.

It is estimated that an equal number exist in captivity.

 

The Hyacinth macaw is only found in three distinct habitats in Brazil.

Approximately 4,500 to 5,000 remain in the wild.

It is estimated that an equal number exist in captivity.

 

 

    

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(Projeto Arara Azul)

The Pantanal, Brazil

 

 

 

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